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Robert N. Sandberg

Lecturer in Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts

R. N. Sandberg has been teaching playwriting, acting, and dramatic literature at Princeton since 1995. His plays have been seen in Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Panama, and South Korea as well at U.S. theaters such as the Barter, Dallas Children’s Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Intiman, La Mama, Providence Black Rep, Stages Repertory Theatre and Yale Cabaret. He has been commissioned by, among others, McCarter Theatre, Metro Theater Company, and, on four occasions, Seattle Children’s Theatre. His newest play Roundelay premiered at Passage Theatre in 2013. Recent work includes IRL: In Real Life for George Street Playhouse, Convivencia developed with Playwrights Theatre of NJ and The Growing Stage, What Can’t Be Seen, developed at the Provincetown Playhouse, and The Judgment of Bett, part of the Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices in conjunction with the American Repertory Theatre. His plays are published by Playscripts and Dramatic Publishing, and have been supported by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group and many state and local arts commissions. In addition to his playwriting, Sandberg has directed Greek tragedy, comic opera, Brecht, Chekhov and contemporary plays by writers as different as Lewis Black, Anna Deavere Smith and Wendy Wasserstein. Sandberg was a Princeton undergraduate, majoring in History with Certificates in American and African American Studies.

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